You Shall Not Covet
Most Christians live their lives in the belief that, having been forgiven by God, they do not have to reap the consequences of their sins. However, they have to reap, which is why they stand bewildered when various disasters strike their lives, even though they pray, believe and trust.
Why Does God Allow Suffering?
If we apply the simple fact that we serve God, not God serves us, we cannot fail in prayer. Jesus also in His prayers (also in what he taught his disciples to pray - Our Father who art in heaven) includes that the Father's will be done. So whatever we asked for in our prayer, we give God the right to override it.
We all know the story of Israel's 40-year wandering in the desert, the Lord ordered manna for them as food. What we must know about the manna is that it is not only given by God as food, but also as a sign and for the purpose of teaching. As we read in the opening verse, through the manna God made it known that man lives with everything that comes from the Lord's mouth, so we live by His word!
The Obedience of Faith
Parents expect trust from their children. Especially when the child is young, it is not possible for the child to understand everything what we are asking for. And when children are older, they expect us to explain our requests to them. However, parents do not always like this, as they expect trust and obedience from their children. If this is important between the parent and the child, how much more between God and His creatures?